Partners Vincent Levy and Jayme Jonat Featured in Q&A with ABA Center for Pro Bono
New York—Following Holwell Shuster & Goldberg’s ranking as number one in the nation in Law360’s 2023 Pro Bono Rankings for firms with less than 100 attorneys, and a recent headline-generating pro bono win on behalf of female pilots against Frontier Airlines, the American Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono sat down with partner Vince Levy, head of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, and partner Jayme Jonat to discuss the firm’s commitment to pro bono work over the past decade.
In the Q&A, Vince highlighted HSG’s inclusive pro bono structure, stating, “when associates have areas of interest, we encourage them to strategize ways to get involved.” He also noted that “HSG has a culture where pro bono is encouraged from the top down” and “partners are working pro bono as much as the associates.” As part of the firm’s unique culture, Vince also elaborated on ways in which pro bono work can foster closer relationships between partners and associates.
Jayme remarked that the most meaningful part of her pro bono work is “definitely the clients.” She proudly discussed the focal point of her pro bono efforts over the last decade--securing a historic win for female pilots and flight attendants of Frontier Airlines who faced discrimination due to pregnancy or lactation needs.
Jayme also elaborated on HSG’s ability to attract top-tier associates with an interest in public interest work through the ability to “spend a portion of their time on pro bono work and a good cause.” She added, “pro bono at HSG allows you to have the best of both worlds.”
Read the full Q&A here.